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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 21

Deut 28.15-68 tells us about the curses, which was bad news if Israel didn’t go after the blessings. What we are going to talk about now in relation to these curses will be hard to express because these verses sadly

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 20

Now we come to the next Torah portion in Deuteronomy called “Ki Tavo” meaning “When you enter in.” It goes from Deut 26.1 to 29.8. There are two Torah portions that strike fear into the heart of every God fearing

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 19

The next Torah portion is called “Ki Tetze” and it means “When you go out” and it goes from Deut 21.10 to 25.19. There are nearly 80 commands in this portion and v 10-21 is going to deal with domestic

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 18

Now we come to Deut 20.1-20 and the Law of Warfare. This is called “Moreshet Karav” or the “Heritage of War” in Hebrew. We will see there is a High Priest who in anointed for war in these passages (v

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 17

The concept of Judges, Officers, Kings, Prophets and Priests applies to the nation of Israel, but can these concepts and functions be applied to an individual in their walk walk God? We believe they can and here is how. In

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 16

One of the ways God would judge a nation is he would give them a bad king first. So with that in mind, let’s go back to Deut 17.1-5 to pick up a concept on idolatry. It says that there

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 15

There are some who feel that Deut 17.8-13 gives the Rabbis authority to make and decide law, and we as Torah-based believers in Yeshua should follow their rulings. They will point to Matt 23.1-2 as their “proof text” but is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 14

The next Torah portion is called “Shoftim” and it means “Judges.” It goes from Deut 16.18 to 21.9. In Deut 16.18 it says, “You shall appoint for yourself judges.” This was the authority to rule and establish a judicial system

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 13

Deut 14.1-21 gives us Choice #3, “Are we going to eat like them?” These commands are similar to Lev 11 and it is an updated list because they were about to go into the land and they were not to

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 12

We are seeing that Israel had a choice. They could come where God put his name or use other places and altars, wherever they chose. Deut 12 deals with how to worship Yehovah. You were to come where he put

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 11

The next Torah portion is called “R’eh” and it means “to see.” It goes from Deut 11.26 to 16.17. We learned in Deu 6.4 that “Shema” means “to hear.” This teaches us that there is a difference between the way

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 10

Deut 10.17 hits at the heart of paganism, which we discussed in Concepts in Exodus. If it didn’t rain it wasn’t because “Mowt” the sea god was defeating “Baal.” It was because God was angry with Israel (1 Kings 8.35-36).

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 9

Deut 8.8 gives us a list of some of the produce found in the land, called the “Sheva Minim” (“seven species”-2 Chr 31.4-7). These were brought to the Temple on the festival of Shavuot (Mishnah, Bikkurim 3.1-2). Deut 8.11 says

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 8

The next Torah portion is called “Ekev” and it means “Because (on the heels of”) and it goes from Deut 7.12 to 11.25. The word Ekev is related to the name “Ya’akov” (Jacob) and you can see the relationship with

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 7

Yeshua said the Shema was the greatest commandment (Mark 12.28-34), and to “Shema” means we must “hear” God’s voice. In Deut 6.5 it says, “And you shall love Yehovah your God.” Why doesn’t it say “we?” Maybe it is because

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 6

Deut 5.1-21 repeats the same words that the voice spoke on the mountain. The foundation of the covenant is the Ten Commandments and they are repeated in verses 6-21. Are these commandments written on our hearts (Jer 31.33)? We don’t

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 5

Deut 4.10-24 is a portion that still applies today for example. The Lord tells them to remember that they stood before him at Mount Sinai so that they could hear for themselves the very voice of God and the commandments.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 4

The chapters in this portion are loaded with concepts and instruction, and there is a theme of “seeing” and “hearing.” It contains the Ten Commandments and the Shema. There is no way to improve on the words of this portion.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 3

Deut 1.32 tells us that this was about trust in God or not. The Torah is about trusting others in the administrative and judicial system that was set up. It goes over key events and battles so that they will

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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in Deuteronomy-Part 2

We have different “voices” calling out to us. Who are we going to listen to? Will we believe in the Lord? Can we trust him with our family? That is what Moses is saying in Deut 1.1-40. Our faith is

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